Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See swain moot, under moot.
- n. UK, law, obsolete A court held before the verders of the forest as judges, by the steward of the court, three times a year, the swains or freeholders of the forest composing the jury.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Eng. Forest Law) A court held before the verders of the forest as judges, by the steward of the court, thrice every year, the swains, or freeholders, within the forest composing the jury.
- swain + mote. Compare Latin swanimotum. (Wiktionary)
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